SHREVEPORT, La. - Despite a better shooting effort in the second half, the Centenary College men's basketball team dropped a 67-60 contest to Trinity University on Saturday evening. The Gents fall to 7-8 overall and 3-4 in the SCAC while the Tigers improve to 11-4, 5-1 in conference action.
The Maroon and White connected on 50 percent of its shots in the second stanza after shooting just over 31 percent in the opening 20 minutes. The Gents finished shooting 41.7 percent on the night.
The hot shooting helped the Gents take a 43-41 lead after trailing by as many as 10 in the early minutes of the second half. Jonathan Blount's trey gave the Gents their first and only lead of the second half. Blount finished with 15 points on the night, tying for the team lead with Drew Erskine. Caden Cheramie pulled down a team-high 9 boards.
After the Gents took the lead, the Tigers responded with a 15-6 run to grab a double digit lead and never looked back the remainder of the way.
Centenary held the margin for the first 10 minutes of the opening half, but Trinity took its first lead of the game at 13-12 on a jumper by Heath Hopson at the 9:31. The Tigers extended their lead to 10 points with 46 seconds remaining before the intermission.
Zach Lambert led Trinity with 19 points while Hopson finished with 15 to round out the double digit scorers. Lambert also pulled down a team-leading 9 rebounds.
Centenary returns to action on Friday, Jan. 18 as the Ladies host Colorado College. Tip is slated for 8 p.m.